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Disneyland 2017 Deal!


If you are considering a trip to Disneyland in 2017, our friends at Get Away Today have some fantastic deals! We wanted to pass them along because we all love saving on vacations, right? With the Disneyland 60th celebrations winding down, 2017 is a great year to plan a trip to Disneyland. Get Away Today is an expert at Disneyland vacations including staying off-property if that is what works for your family. They have put together 2017 vacation packages and pricing that include:

  • Adults at Kids’ Prices for travel in January, February, May, August and September (3-day and longer Park Hopper tickets only)
  • Extra Day Free on 4-day Park Hopper Tickets valid all of 2017 (5 days for the price of a 4 day ticket)
  • Layaway plans are available for just $125 down – you have up until 2 weeks before they go to make final payment

There are a fun new things to experience at Disneyland. Come see the new show at the Hyperion Theater: Frozen–Live at the Hyperion. If you are a Star Wars fan, come see all the new star wars highlights including

  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Hyperspace Mountain
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi – 10 minute film
  • New Jedi Training show

Get Away Today can price out staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel or staying at a hotel in the surrounding area. And this is a great deal on passes! Our family is looking forward to visiting Disneyland is 2017 and all the great Disney fun!



Disney Parks Halloween Time & Parties

preschoolears: Disneyland Halloween Party

If you are planning a trip to one of the Disney parks for Halloween, or you have already booked a visit during Halloween time, there is so much fun stuff to see and do at the parks! We have a quick rundown of what is at either park as well as the dates and pricing for the Halloween Parties.

Disneyland & Mickey’s Halloween Party


Disneyland is so much fun at Halloween time! The entire park is decorated with pumpkins and fall scenes, that is a blast to visit during September and October. Disneyland also hosts Mickey’s Halloween Party which is a special event on select nights in Disneyland. This event does require additional tickets to attend and Disneyland closes early on those select dates to accommodate only event ticket holders to attend. Here is what is included in the special event ticket:

  • Trick of treating stations throughout the park
  • Select rides open just for guests
  • Halloween Fireworks show
  • Special character greets throughout the park
  • NEW! Headless Horseman rides down Main Street
  • Villains at special meet & greets
  • Cadaver Dans out performing
  • Guests can attend in costumes! (guidelines on costumes on the Disney site)

Below are the calendar dates for September and October, as well as color coding for different pricing. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the party hours are 6:00-11:00 PM and Fridays and Saturdays the party hours are 7:00 PM-midnight. Ticketed guests can arrive into Disneyland 3 hours before the start of the party, and we recommend you do that for sure! Disneyland will also offer a special Blue Bayou Halloween Dinner with a 3-course meal. This is an additional expense as well, but it is only available for guests who purchase tickets for the Halloween Party. Not all food locations stay open for the party so it is best to either make dinner plans before you enter or eat inside the park before locations close. They do offer fantastic snacks and treats only for the party and all food is Halloween themed!


Walt Disney World & Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party


Walt Disney World offers a fabulous Halloween Time at the Magic Kingdom, and a much bigger party than Disneyland. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special event and requires an additional ticket to attend. Magic Kingdom will close early on party dates for regular guests and guests with party tickets can enter the park 3 hours before the official start of the party. Every party runs from 7:00 PM until midnight. Here is what is included in the special event ticket:

  • Trick or Treating stations throughout the park
  • Select rides open just for ticketed guests
  • Special Character meet & greets and photo ops (like our ghost photo above!)
  • Happy HalloWishes Fireworks with a villain theme
  • Boo to You Halloween Parade
  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular show
  • Special Halloween dining at Be Our Guest, Cinderella’s Royal Table, and Crystal Palace (reservations required)

Additionally, there is a Happy HalloWishes Dessert Package that you can purchase tickets that has a special viewing of the fireworks on Main Street along with a buffet of delicious desserts. The price is $79 for adults and $47 for children. Reservations are required and prices are in addition to special event tickets. Guests can also arrive in costumes but they must follow Disney’s guidelines on costumes.

Below are the dates of all the Halloween parties and the different pricing has been color coded. Children must be ages 3-9.


If you will be visiting one of the Disney parks for Halloween, there is a lot of additional fun for families. Remember that the Halloween parties run long so always plan something low key the next day so kids can recoup from a long night of fun!


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